Thursday, September 25, 2014

Schmoldt vs Muhr Lemberger 4.dxe5

The Blackmar-Diemer Gambit was avoided with a BDG Lemberger 3...e5 in a game played last month between Ruediger Schmoldt of Germany and Andreas Muhr of Austria that began as a Scandinavian Defence 1.e4 d5 2.d4. White chose the same 4.dxe5 drawish line that I had tried vs Tim Harding. In that game I continued 5.Nxd1 and was outplayed by my Irish opponent. In the game below Schmoldt chose 5.Kxd1.

Being unable to castle is not such a problem when the queens are off the board and no pieces are developed. The main thing is to coordinate your own pieces and to make sure all the key squares are protected. With that taken care of, you have to look for ways to unbalance the position in hopes of victory. Schmoldt tries the risky 11.e6!? and Muhr manages to obtain a small advantage.

Schmoldt (2147) - Muhr (1962), 30th Faaker See Open 2014 Latschach AUT (6.11), 13.08.2014 begins 1.e4 d5 2.d4 dxe4 3.Nc3 e5 4.dxe5 Qxd1+ 5.Kxd1 [Another popular continuation is 5.Nxd1 Nc6 6.Bf4 (6.Nc3!? Nb4 7.Bb5+ Bd7 8.Bxd7+ Kxd7 9.Kd1=) 6...Nge7 7.Bb5 Bd7 8.Nc3=] 5...Bg4+ 6.Be2 Bxe2+ 7.Ngxe2 Nc6 8.Bf4 0-0-0+ 9.Kc1 Nge7 10.Nxe4 Ng6 11.e6!? [11.Rd1=] 11...Nd4 12.N4g3 Nxe6 13.Be3 Nh4 14.Rg1 Bd6 15.c3 f5 16.Nd4 [16.Nh5 g5=/+] 16...Nxd4 17.Bxd4 Rhe8 18.Kc2 f4 19.Nh5 Nf5 [19...Re2+! 20.Kb3 Nf5-/+] 20.Bxg7 [20.Rae1=] 20...Nxg7 [20...Re2+!-/+] 21.Nxg7 Re2+ 22.Kb3 Bf8 [22...Be5 23.Nf5 Rdd2=/+] 23.Nh5 Rdd2 24.Rab1 b5 25.Nxf4 a5 26.a3 Rxf2 27.Rgf1 Rxb2+ 28.Rxb2 Rxf1 29.Ne6 Bd6 30.Nd4 b4 31.axb4 axb4 32.cxb4 Bxh2 1/2-1/2

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